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Blackrock Japan selects FTSE Russell indexes for new ETFs


  • New US REIT ETF will track FTSE NAREIT Equity REIT
  • New US Treasury Bond ETF will track Citi fixed income index
  • Growing global demand for access to ETF products
  • c.$562 billion ETF AuM linked to FTSE Russell indexes globally



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Daiwa Asset Management selects FTSE Blossom Japan index for ESG ETF

FTSE Russell announces the licencing of the FTSE Blossom Japan Index to Daiwa Asset Management. The Daiwa ETF FTSE Blossom Japan Index (ticker: 1654), listed on Tokyo Stock Exchange today and is part of a new range of ESG-focused exchange traded funds (ETFs). The ETF is also the first to be tracking the FTSE Blossom Japan Index, which was launched in July this year. Daiwa Asset Management is one of the largest providers of ETFs in Japan and currently has 35 ETFs with around JPY5.4 trillion in assets under management (as of 21 September).

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FTSE Russell and State Bank of India launch Indian bond index series


FTSE Russell, the global index and data provider and the State Bank of India (SBI) have launched the FTSE SBI Bond Index Series. The index series gives market participants from India, the UK and internationally the tools they need to analyse India’s government bond market.


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RBC Global Asset Management selects FTSE Russell indexes for seven new ETFs for Canadian investors

FTSE Russell today announces that RBC Global Asset Management (RBC GAM) has selected seven FTSE Russell indexes, including the recently acquired Citi World Government Bond Index, as benchmarks for RBC’s new equity and fixed income index ETF offerings, which began trading on the Aequitas NEO Exchange today.

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FTSE Russell announces enhancements to its Industry Classification Benchmark (ICB) following Market Consultation

FTSE Russell, a leading global multi-asset index, data and analytics provider, has announced structural updates to its Industry Classification Benchmark (ICB), a globally recognised standard, operated and managed by FTSE Russell for categorising companies and securities. The enhancements result from the recent Market Consultation to align ICB with current industry practices and incorporate features from the Russell Global Sectors (RGS) scheme. The new ICB structure will be effective after market close on December 31, 2018. The transition dates for individual FTSE Russell index series will be announced by June 2018.

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Straits Times Index (STI) quarterly review

FTSE Russell announces that there will be one change to the constituents of the Straits Times Index (STI), following the September quarterly review. Jardine Strategic Holdings will join the STI and, as a result, SIA Engineering will leave the index.

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FTSE UK Index Series Quarterly Review September 2017

FTSE Russell, the global index provider, confirms today that NMC Health and Berkeley Group will be joining the FTSE 100 Index. In the rebalance, Provident Financial and Royal Mail will leave the UK’s leading index and enter the FTSE 250 Index.

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FTSE China Index Series Quarterly Review

FTSE Russell has today announced the results of the FTSE China Index Series quarterly review. China Vanke were added to the FTSE China A50 Index and, as a result, Focus Media Information Technology will be deleted from the FTSE China A50 Index.

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Harvest Fund Management selects FTSE China A50 Index for ETF listing in Shanghai

FTSE Russell announces the licensing of the FTSE China A50 Index to Harvest Fund Management (HFM). The Harvest FTSE China A50 Index ETF, listed on Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) today and is the first domestically listed ETF to track a FTSE Russell index.

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World’s largest pension fund selects new FTSE Russell ESG index

FTSE Russell today announces the creation of a new index, the FTSE Blossom Japan index. The Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) of Japan has selected the index as a core ESG benchmark through its flagship fund. GPIF is the largest pension fund in the world with over $1.3tn* in assets.

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